Saturday, August 16, 2014

Baking Blue Berry Muffins with a Butter Milk Pancake Mix

 Howdy to all! I hope you have a great weekend!  Once again I was playing around in the kitchen wondering what on earth to do with the fresh blue berries?  I did not have any baking soda or powder in the house and the berries were going to spoil....
I did have a butter milk pancake mix and began to think I bet I could make muffins the dough would rise well with out the soda or powder.
 I took 3-4 cups of the buttermilk mix, 2 eggs, and 1 1/2 cup of sugar, a tsp of lemon and a table spoon of sour cream, 4 cups of fresh blue berries, mixed it and then added water until the dough folded together and was somewhat thick like regular blue berry muffin mix or bread.  The Muffins came out quite good and I got 24 muffins!  Sorry about the picture with my blood pressure medication in the back round.   They baked about 30 min at 340 degrees and I took them out of the oven and added some sweet real butter to the muffin for my hubby in the picture below!
 It was a good way to use the blue berries and easy when you don't have any baking soda or baking powder in the house.  Just had to show one of my babies, Ruffles she is being so cute here and she is getting old she is the only old member of the house now and she loves laps and heating pads to lay on, she is 9 years old now!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Time for a Recipe! Homemade Salsa Dip

 I just love this recipe because you can also freeze it for days later.  I have not done a new recipe for a long time so thought it was about time to share something new in cooking!
so this is what you will need:
2 cans of Garlic fire roasted chopped tomatoes
1 can of black beans
1 can of corn
1/2 cup of chopped yellow onion
1/2 cup of sliced Mango frozen Mango works the best
1 1/2 cups of Cilantro
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp of Cayenne pepper
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl starting first with the tomatoes and adding the peppers last mix well do not drain any of the canned items.  You can make this hotter by adding more Cayenne pepper or a Jalapeno pepper sliced up!  You can also add different kinds of beans along such as white beans or pinto beans.  You can freeze it also up to 2 weeks in a freezer just place into a freezer container and thaw when you are ready to use it.   This is what I do because this recipe makes quite a lot so I freeze about half and  put the rest into a container in the refrigerator.
I love it because its an easy way to get some yummy salsa quick!